Dark Knight Slots Game To Be Launched

There’s good news for Batman fans; leading software developer Microgaming has announced a tie up with DC Entertainment to create a range of video slots based on the Batman series. The agreement gives the software provider permission to use animation, graphics, themes and characters from the Hollywood blockbuster The Dark Knight and its sequel The Dark Knight Rises.

The Dark Knight slots game is expected to be released in summer 2012 while The Dark Knight Rises slots will be launched in 2013. The films are based on the DC comics character Batman and follow the story of the super hero.

Batman made his first appearance 1939 and has since then gained worldwide recognition with fans of comic books so much so that today, he is featured in fifteen monthly comic books which are translated in 30 languages and distributed in over 60 countries.

The superhero’s popularity has resulted in several adaptations of the Batman story, the latest of which was in 2008 featuring Christian Bale in the title role and Heath Ledger in his last role playing The Joker. The film went on to break box office records and won numerous accolades including nominations for the Oscars, BAFTA and Golden Globes.

The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released in July 2012 and sees Christian Bale reprise his role and is supported by Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine and is eagerly awaited by Batman fans.

This isn’t the first Microgaming release based on a film – in 2010 the software provider successfully launched the Lord of the Rings slots and then re-launched it as a progressive jackpot game with a top prize of £1,000,000.

Roger Raatgever, Chief Executive Officer, Microgaming, said: “The Batman films are one of the most famous film series in the world, with Batman’s logo internationally recognised. To play our part in supplying online gaming software based on such a major and popular franchise is a great success for Microgaming, and our market-leading technology will ensure that the online slot games we produce for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises are reflective of the iconic nature of this brand.”

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Written by John Freeman for Gambling Games – bringing you the news of the latest slots launches